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by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

Yes ALex,
I agree...
:anjali:
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

Then what would you call an assessment of a whole branch of medicine which concludes that in the longer term they bring " no benefit" to humanity ? And which with no evidence suggests that all psychiatrists have only one response...to drug its patients ? Hey Buddy, Your the one that brought psychia...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

But you are not a Buddha Tamdrin, neither am I, neither I suspect is Bhikkhu Pesala, therefore to identify a particular condition with a specific cause in the case of you or I or the good Bhikkhu would be conjecture and speculation, as advised against by the Buddha. BTW if you are discussing this i...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

But you are not a Buddha Tamdrin, neither am I, neither I suspect is Bhikkhu Pesala, therefore to identify a particular condition with a specific cause in the case of you or I or the good Bhikkhu would be conjecture and speculation, as advised against by the Buddha. BTW if you are discussing this i...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

To say that the genes are the cause of certain diseases doesn't get to the root of the problem. What is the cause why someone is reborn in the Amish community or in a family with recessive genes? Exactly, Bhikkhu Pesala's thinking is in accord with how I also view the issue, and How I believe Buddh...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

To say that the genes are the cause of certain diseases doesn't get to the root of the problem. What is the cause why someone is reborn in the Amish community or in a family with recessive genes? Exactly, Bhikkhu Pesala's thinking is in accord with how I also view the issue, and How I believe Buddh...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

. They are physical illnesses with a mental component. And that is where the real modification of this disabling condition will come...in their being treated as genetically inherited physical conditions. Your thinking is not clear or deep enough on such an issue. According to Buddha's teachings eve...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

[quote="tamdrin" Science is somewhat unreliable... In another hundred years many of the opinions of science will be disproved and new opinions will come to the forefront of peoples minds. True. Science updates its opinions when new evidence comes to light. Religions stick to their beliefs regardles...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

This link Anna http://www.schizophrenia.com/szfacts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; should take you to a site that examines some of the incredibly complex causes of schizophrenia and looks at its incidence.. As you will see the biggest factor is genetic predipostition...but a whole r...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

This link Anna http://www.schizophrenia.com/szfacts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; should take you to a site that examines some of the incredibly complex causes of schizophrenia and looks at its incidence.. As you will see the biggest factor is genetic predipostition...but a whole r...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

Thank you all for your replies. However even in kamma is not the immediate cause of the conditions, ultimately it seems that kamma is to blame for it is the underlying cause.. I'll have to read more about those five forces one of which is kamma to try and understand clearer! However I am still not q...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

so the results of karma exactly are unknown.. but they are known to the Buddha. But we are taught, in Buddhism, that virtuous deeds bring happiness, non virtuous bring suffering. That is some knowledge of karma, so I think that Buddhists in fact are supposed to ponder karma in the sense that they mu...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

This thread is not neccesarily about me. It is supposed to be a general thread in which the Buddhists teachings which are supposed to derive from the Buddha's omniscience point out the specific causes of various illness' so that people can be treated more than at the surface level. Theoretically eve...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

Trying to convince yourself that [your?] schizophrenia is due to Karma doesn't sound very healthy. Everything according to Buddhism has a karmic cause. Including mental or phsyical illness. Suffering is the result of non virtue. Happiness is the root of virtue.. ETc.. If it wasn't caused by karma t...
by tamdrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 25938

karmic cause of schizophrenia

I asked Ven Pesala what the karmic cause of schizophrenia was and he said that drug and alchohol use was the cause. In certain situations it could apparently manifest in the same life. Do any of you know or have you seen reference in Buddha's teachings as to what can be the cause of mental illness?